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The Dirty Inning: Hoak Springs Eternal

Sometimes, you need more than Gene Mauch’s taunts to win the day.

Gene Mauch Photo by George Silk/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Justin and Trev travel back to September of 1963, when everything, from the chart-topping pop songs to the baseball at Connie Mack Stadium, was all about revenge. The first time the Phillies met Houston Colt .45s starter Don Nottebart that year, not even manager Gene Mauch’s heckling could stop him from no-hitting them. The second time... Don Hoak and the rest of the Phillies offense didn’t let that happen.

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